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Health Minute Says Make Sure You Have Sun Smart Eyes

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/13/2014

Along with our skin, we have to protect our eyes from the sun's rays. Not protecting your eyes properly now raises the risk for eye diseases or cancer, years down the road. Here's today's Health Minute. A majority of Americans don't have all the facts when it comes to protecting their eyes from ultraviolent rays, according to a recent poll from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It shows many people unaware that certain things can cause people to be more susceptible to UV damage, including: Some medications, and having a light eye color, blue, green or hazel. Knowing the facts is important to prevent the cumulative effects, say doctors. Tumors can develop on the surface of the eye, which can be cancerous, in addition... "You can get skin cancers and skin growths on your eyelids just like other areas of skin," says Dr. Alan Kozarsky, an ophthalmologist. "And internally, you can get issues that are related to, excess amounts of sun and UV light." Issues like macular degeneration, central vision loss, or cataracts. The academy says there are steps you can take right now for protection. "Wear your sunglasses, a big pair of sunglasses," says Dr. Kozarsky. Look for ones labeled, "100 Percent UV Protection," meaning they protect against UVA and UVB rays. They may also say "UV400." Wear them even if it's cloudy, also, put on a wide-brimmed hat. Don't use contact lenses as a substitute for protecting the entire eye. And finally, remember, kids need protection, too.

   
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